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Birdswood is the historical narrow boat belonging to The Friends of Cromford Canal. The boat and our gift shop are run entirely by our dedicated team of volunteers. Birdswood runs scheduled trips throughout the year, open to members of the public. Our exclusive charters make a personal venue for your private function. Come and enjoy a peaceful journey along the Cromford Canal and get up close to the fabulous wildlife and take in the amazing scenery.

J.D. Narrowboats - Shardlow

Since 2003, we've been building and repairing traditional, cruiser and semi-trad narrowboat shells, up to sixty-eight feet in length. Whether you're shopping around or looking to refurbish your current boat, you can cruise away with J.D. Narrowboats. We are the experts in bespoke narrowboat fitouts and sailaway specialists to the customer's exact requirements. We also undertake work on narrowboat widebeam, repaints and refits or part fits where required.

Langley Mill Boatyard

Langley Mill Boatyard, is a traditional working yard based in the East Midlands at the junction of the Erewash, Cromford and Nottingham canals. The yard has been established for over 40 years, and is now under new ownership. Dan and Vikki look forward to welcoming you to this quiet and tranquil spot only a few hours cruise from the River Trent for diesel, gas, pump out, dry dock facilities and more.

P. J. Barber Boatbuilder Ltd.

P.J. Barber Boatbuilder Limited is a small company led by Paul Barber, who builds traditional style narrowboats and wide beam (dutch style) barges. Also able to offer repair work, such as re-bottoming. 

Showstoppers rosettes and trophies

We are a family business who celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2013 and you can always be assured of personal service and top quality products such as club, champion and designer rosettes to equestrian and corporate awards.

Trent Covers

Trent Covers manufactures Canvas Sheets, Tarpaulins, Skip Nets and more to companies and individuals in and around the Nottingham, Derby and Leicester areas.

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